The Green Team''Making Bundanoon Even More Beautiful''
The Green Team
“MAKING BUNDANOON EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL”
The Green Team is a volunteer Sub-Committee of BCA Inc. which was formed in January 2004. Its aims are to identify and implement beautification programs in Bundanoon using a combination of volunteer labour at regular working bees and funds generated by the BCA from the annual Bundanoon Garden Ramble. Liaison with other volunteer groups, such as the Garden Club is a priority, as well as coordination with Wingecarribee Shire Council works crews.
All volunteer work in an area – clearing, mowing, planting, mulching – is undertaken during regular working bees and is planned in such a way as reduce the ongoing paid maintenance to a minimum.
Green Team volunteers have created an attractive Northern entrance to Bundanoon with a major clean-up and extensive planting of trees and thousands of bulbs in the Information Bay and Arboretum. An untidy watercourse in the arboretum has been transformed into a sandstone, boulder-strewn stream. The area at the northern railway bridge was cleared and a flax and dietes garden planted.
The footpaths from bridge to bridge along Railway and Erith Streets have been reclaimed and regularly mowed. Work undertaken and continuing in Picnic Park, Bellevue Park and the embankment opposite the hotel further enhance our town for residents and visitors. Plans are in hand for a low sandstone retaining wall for the garden opposite the hotel.
A large sandstone sculpture of a lyrebird has been erected prominently at the railway bridge as you enter Bundanoon, and other sandstone sculptures have been added around the village]Attractive sandstone town signs have been erected at both northern and southern entrances to the village with the generous help of local businesses, particularly Bundanoon Sandstone.
History signs detailing the development of Bundanoon have been placed in the Information Bay and on the History Shed.
How can you be involved?
Green Teamers get together for about eight substantial working bees per year, plus a number of smaller activities, such as seasonal spraying. The working bees are usually held on a Tuesday morning, and a newsletter prior to a working bee advises of the tasks being undertaken and the tools to bring. There is usually a range of tasks to suit everyone.
Every session ends with refreshments – a perfect opportunity to get to know other residents. The sessions are not long, and there is always a very warm welcome for new Teamers.